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Butternut Squash Recipes

A Variety of Favorite Recipes for Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is one of my favorite varieties of winter squash for taste and texture, but you can substitute pumpkin or other winter squash in most of these recipes. Here are some of my favorite butternut squash recipes, including soup, roasted butternut squash, desserts, casseroles, and more.

Butternut Squash and Pasta With Sage

Butternut Squash and Pasta With Sage
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Browned butter and sage help to flavor this simple pasta dish. This is a delicious way to enjoy butternut squash, or use another winter squash or pumpkin in this dish. I love it just the way it is, but feel free to add some cooked white beans or baby lima beans for extra protein. Use rombi pasta, farfalle, or a similar flat or ruffled pasta.

Butternut Squash Pie

Butternut Squash Pie
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This is a delicious butternut squash pie with the flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon, and it's sure to bring a smile to your face. Try it instead of pumpkin pie at the next holiday dinner or get-together.

Butternut Squash Cornbread

Butternut Squash Cornbread
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Butternut squash adds flavor and moisture to this classic buttermilk cornbread. If you like a less sweet cornbread, reduce or omit the sugar.

Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole

Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole
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This butternut squash casserole includes apples and is topped with a buttery spiced crumb topping with brown sugar. This is a tasty side dish for any fall meal, and it would be a perfect holiday dinner casserole.

Butternut Squash Bake With Cinnamon Brown Sugar Crumb Topping

Butternut Squash Bake With Cinnamon Brown Sugar Crumb Topping
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This butternut squash makes a great side dish for the holidays, or serve this casserole along with any family meal. A Y-peeler makes peeling the squash easy.

Butternut Squash Crème Brulee

Butternut Squash Crème Brulee
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Plan this dessert early in the day or a day in advance to give the custards plenty of time to chill and come to the best flavor. I cut a medium butternut squash up, scraped out the seeds, then steamed it until very tender before peeling and pureeing. Boiling the squash would work as well, and you could freeze any extra squash to use in soup or as a side dish.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
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This is a great way to cook delicious butternut squash, and it's so easy to prepare. Use a large, wide round or oval slow cooker for this recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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Garnish this flavorful soup with spiced pumpkin seeds or toasted pecans.

Baked Spiced Butternut Squash

Baked Spiced Butternut Squash
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This butternut squash is easy and flavorful -- just split the squash, scoop out the seeds, season, and bake.
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